This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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The week started with the first presidential debate of the year and ended with the Rosetta probe successfully becoming the first probe in history to orbit a comet. In between, there was plenty to discuss here at Discovery, but in case you missed it, here are some highlights from the past few days: JonBenet Ramsey Series Hits Ratings Gold for Discovery (New York Post)  Science Channel Lines Up Special About Rosetta Probe’s Crash (Realscreen) …

Discovery Seeks Nonprofit Partners for Annual Creating Change Initiative

On November 11th, Discovery Communications will host its seventh annual Discovery Impact: Creating Change, a pro bono initiative where employees across the company work together to harness their creative powers to help local community partners with their marketing, communications and operational needs. This year’s program will consist of a conference on Friday, November 11th with the opportunity for a 3-month pro bono project for selected nonprofit organizations which will conclude in February.…

Multiplatform Campaign Seeks to End Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

As part of Discovery Communications’ ongoing commitment to protect endangered species and educate the world’s population about the dangers of illegal wildlife trafficking, today the company released a powerful PSA at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Narrated by actor Edward Norton, the PSA is a partnership between Discovery Communications and the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

From an exciting new virtual reality offering to welcoming Michael Bishara to the Discovery family, it’s been a fun and noteworthy week to say the least! Here’s a little recap of the past week to kick off the weekend: Want 22 Weeks of Paid Leave? Call Discovery Communications (WJLA) JonBenet Ramsey Murder Series Scores Record Ratings For ID Network (Deadline)  Michael Bishara Heads to Discovery (Multichannel)  TLC Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost, Starts Airing…

Discovery Communications Joins the State Department in Comprehensive Efforts to Protect Our Ocean

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The ocean feeds billions of people, employs millions of workers, and generates trillions of dollars in the world economy. Unfortunately, this vast resource is under tremendous pressure from unsustainable and illegal fishing, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts. As a purpose-driven company that is dedicated to supporting our planet and its species, Discovery Communications is committed to protecting our ocean from threats, and inspiring our viewers to work toward a healthy…

It’s About Family: Discovery Communications Underscores Commitment to Employees, Supporting New Parents and Caregivers with Enhanced U.S. Paid Leave Policy

Discovery Communications proudly announced a new paid leave policy for U.S. employees today, featuring a significant expansion of the company’s current parental leave benefits as well as a new caregiver leave offering. With the announcement, Discovery joins a small, but growing group of companies committing to enhanced paid family leave benefits in the U.S., where the absence of national regulation has made paid family leave a hot topic in America…

Get Your Ducks in a Row to ‘Explore The Million Dollar Duck’ on Animal Planet

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Every year since 1934, the Federal Duck Stamp Contest has been held for artists to submit their work for a chance of winning wildlife art fame. This contest is the focus of Animal Planet’s acquisition, The Million Dollar Duck. The documentary follows six contestants who have entered the contest while also exploring the history of this innovative and successful conservation program. Brian Golden Davis’s film is quirky and lighthearted as…

Experience the Front Lines of War Like Never Before in Discovery’s All-New Series ‘Taking Fire’

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It all started when producer Laura Dunne caught sight of a brief clip of action in Afghanistan on Funker530.com, a website that collects and posts combat footage. From there, she was able to get in touch with Kyle ‘Bobby’ Boucher, one of the soldiers featured throughout the series, who directed her to other members of his unit who recorded action firsthand on the front lines in Afghanistan, ultimately leading to…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Another fun, eventful, and HOT summer has come and gone – time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been a busy post-Labor Day week here at Discovery – here are a few things you might have missed: Discovery Takes Harley-Davidsons Back to the Day When They Weren’t Exactly Choppers (Huffington Post)  EXCLUSIVE: Jewel Makes Her Debut on Discovery Channel’s ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ — Watch the New Trailer! (Entertainment Tonight) Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay…

American Heroes Channel & ABC News Join Forces to Commemorate 15th Anniversary of September 11

Nearly 15 years ago, the American people were glued to their TVs as one of the worst tragedies in U.S. history unfolded before their eyes. September 11, 2001 began as any normal day, but quickly evolved into a catastrophic series of events that changed the course of history forever. American Heroes Channel (AHC) and ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions have teamed up to revisit the events of that day through…